Officers & Directors

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Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Dana L. Stonestreet
Chairman, President & CEO

Dana L. Stonestreet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. As part of the CEO succession plan for HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. and the Bank, Mr. Stonestreet, who had been serving as President and Chief Operating Officer and as a director of HomeTrust Bank since 2008 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. since HomeTrust Bank’s mutual-to-stock conversion, became co-Chief Executive Officer of HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. and the Bank in 2013. Mr. Stonestreet became President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. and the Bank Bank effective at the annual meeting in November 2013. Mr. Stonestreet joined HomeTrust Bank in 1989 as its Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2003. Mr. Stonestreet began his career with Hurdman & Cranston (an accounting firm that was later merged into KPMG) as a certified public accountant. Mr. Stonestreet serves as a director of the HUB Community Economic Development Alliance Board. In addition, Mr. Stonestreet has served as Chairman of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce and a director for RiverLink, the YMCA, United Way, the North Carolina Bankers Association and other community organizations. Mr. Stonestreet’s 26 years of service with HomeTrust Bank gives him in-depth knowledge of nearly all aspects of its operations. Mr. Stonestreet’s accounting background and prior service as HomeTrust Bank’s Chief Financial Officer also provide him with a strong understanding of the various financial matters brought before the Board.

Tony J. VunCannon
Executive VP, Treasurer & CFO

Tony J. VunCannon, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer. Mr. VunCannon has served as HomeTrust Bank's Chief Financial Officer since July 2006. Mr. VunCannon joined the Bank in April 1992 as Controller; later becoming the Treasurer in March 1997 until July 2006 where he was named Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. VunCannon worked as an auditor in KPMG’s Charlotte office where his focus was in the community banking sector. Mr. VunCannon is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Accounting. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Howard L. Sellinger
Executive VP, Chief Information Officer

Howard L. Sellinger, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Sellinger has served as Chief Information Officer of HomeTrust Bank since July 1997. Mr. Sellinger joined HomeTrust Bank in 1975 as a management trainee. Mr. Sellinger became the Office Manager of the Skyland office from 1976 until 1978. His experience also includes being the Head of Mortgage Loan Operations with loan approval authority, the Head of Loan Servicing with workout approval authority, and was responsible for regulatory compliance in Lending and Deposit Operations for many years. In 1988, he was named Operations Manager and was promoted to Vice President and Chief Information Officer in 1997.

C. Hunter Westbrook
Executive VP, Chief Banking Officer

C. Hunter Westbrook, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer. Mr. Westbrook joined HomeTrust Bank in June 2012 as our Chief Banking Officer. Mr. Westbrook also holds these positions with HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. He began his career in banking with TCF Bank in Minneapolis and later joined TCF National Bank Illinois as Senior Vice President of Finance. In 2004 he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Retail Banking for Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana markets that included 250 branches and $4 billion in deposits. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of First Community Bancshares in Texas, from 2006 to 2008, where he was responsible for repositioning the bank’s retail operating model and implemented the bank’s retail and corporate lending product offerings. In his most recent role, Mr. Westbrook served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Second Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago, from 2010 to 2012, where he significantly grew core operating revenue, net checking account balances, and repositioned the bank’s entire product line.

Keith J. Houghton
Executive VP, Chief Credit Officer

Keith Houghton, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. Mr. Houghton joined HomeTrust Bank in March of 2014 as our Chief Credit Officer. Mr. Houghton has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry. For nearly 17 years, he held a variety of senior positions in the credit and lending areas with StellarOne Corporation, a Charlottesville, VA-based bank holding company with approximately $3 billion in assets, and its predecessors, until the sale of StellarOne to another bank in January 2014. The most recent of those positions was Chief Credit Risk Officer, which Mr. Houghton held since 2007.

Parrish Little
Executive VP, Chief Risk Officer

Parrish Little, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. Mr. Little joined Home Trust Bank in March 2015 as our Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining Home Trust Bank, Mr. Little served as Senior Vice President, Director of Risk Management from 2008 to 2013 and Chief Audit Executive in 2014 for First Citizens Bank and Trust, Columbia, South Carolina. From 1997 to 2007, he served in several leadership roles with Bank of America in the areas of internal audit and risk management.

Board of Directors

Dana L. Stonestreet
Chairman

Dana L. Stonestreet, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. As part of the CEO succession plan for HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. and the Bank, Mr. Stonestreet, who had been serving as President and Chief Operating Officer and as a director of HomeTrust Bank since 2008 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. since HomeTrust Bank’s mutual-to-stock conversion, became co-Chief Executive Officer of HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. and the Bank in 2013. Mr. Stonestreet became President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. and the Bank Bank effective at the annual meeting in November 2013. Mr. Stonestreet joined HomeTrust Bank in 1989 as its Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2003. Mr. Stonestreet began his career with Hurdman & Cranston (an accounting firm that was later merged into KPMG) as a certified public accountant. Mr. Stonestreet serves as a director of the HUB Community Economic Development Alliance Board. In addition, Mr. Stonestreet has served as Chairman of the Asheville Chamber of Commerce and a director for RiverLink, the YMCA, United Way, the North Carolina Bankers Association and other community organizations. Mr. Stonestreet’s 26 years of service with HomeTrust Bank gives him in-depth knowledge of nearly all aspects of its operations. Mr. Stonestreet’s accounting background and prior service as HomeTrust Bank’s Chief Financial Officer also provide him with a strong understanding of the various financial matters brought before the Board.

Sidney A. Biesecker

Sidney A. Biesecker retired as Senior Vice President of HomeTrust Bank (the “Bank”) and as President for the Bank’s Industrial Federal Bank division in 2015, having held these positions since the Bank’s acquisition of Industrial Federal Bank (“Industrial Federal”) in February 2010. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. Biesecker held various officer positions for Industrial Federal since 1974, including President and Chief Executive Officer since 1990. Mr. Biesecker has served as a Director of Industrial Federal since 1992. Mr. Biesecker was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bank in 2010 and continues to serve as a director.

Robert G. Dinsmore Jr.
Mr. Dinsmore is a certified public accountant and worked in various roles for KPMG for nearly 30 years, retiring as a partner in 1999. Subsequent to that, Mr. Dinsmore worked as a consultant on general corporate matters and on U.S. and international tax and merger and acquisition matters for Zellweger Luwa, AG, a multi-national equipment manufacturer and air engineering services company based in Zurich, Switzerland (from 1999 to 2008), and for Bahnson Holdings, Inc., a specialty engineering, manufacturing and mechanical contracting company based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (from 2008 to 2011). From 2001 until it was acquired by another company in 2009, Mr. Dinsmore served as a director and audit committee chair of American Community Bancshares, Inc., the publicly held parent of Monroe, North Carolina-based American Community Bank.
J. Steven Goforth

Since 1965, J. Steven Goforth has served as President of Southco Industries, Inc., Shelby, North Carolina, which manufactures forestry truck bodies, serves as a dealer for truck equipment manufacturers and provides material handling products for the custom steel fabrication industry. Mr. Goforth has served as a Director of Shelby Savings Bank since 1988. Mr. Goforth became a Director of HomeTrust Bank in 2002.

Robert E. James Jr.
Robert E. James, Jr. has over 41 years of experience in the banking industry. From 2012 to 2016, he worked for Grant Thornton LLP as a Senior Advisor in their Banking and Securities Industry Practice. Prior to 2012, he held executive leadership positions with Fifth Third Bank, North Carolina , First Charter Corporation and Centura Banks, Inc. He is a current board member for UNC Chapel Hill - Board of Visitors, and The Salvation Army.
Laura C. Kendall
Laura C. Kendall is a Senior Managing Director at Aurora Management Partners and has over 30 years of financial and management experience. She has been with Aurora Management Partners since 2013 and prior to that worked in numerous leadership roles with Tanner Companies LLC, CFOdynamics LLC Delhaize America, Inc. and its subsidiary, Food Lion, Inc, F&M Distributors, Inc. and Perry Drug Stores, Inc. She also holds her CPA license and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs as well as the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Craig C. Koontz

Craig C. Koontz retired in 2016 as Information Technology Director of Eastern Region for Atrium Companies. Prior to serving in this position, Mr. Koontz served as IT Director for Atrium’s North Carolina operations since 2002. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Koontz served as Corporate IT Project Manager for Lifestyle Furnishings International, and from 1978 to 1999 served as Vice President of Information Technology and Customer Service for Lexington Furniture Industries. Mr. Koontz has served as a Director of Industrial Federal Bank since 1990. Mr. Koontz became a Director of HomeTrust Bank in 2010.

F. K. McFarland III

F.K. McFarland, III, has been President and Owner of McFarland Funeral Chapel, Inc since 1982. Mr. McFarland has served on a number of other community boards, including the Board of Trustees of St. Luke’s Hospital, the zoning Board for Tryon, North Carolina, the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, the Polk County, North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the American Cancer Society – Polk County Unit (as Chairman) and the McAlister Foundation, a philanthropic organization. Mr. McFarland joined the Board of Directors of HomeTrust Bank in 2003.

Peggy C. Melville

Peggy C. Melville retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Administration Officer of HomeTrust Bank (the “Bank”) in 2008, having joined the Bank in 1970. Ms. Melville became a Director of the Bank in 2006 and served as Corporate Secretary of the Bank until December 2011. Ms. Melville has served as a Leader and Board Member for numerous community organizations, including as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Haywood Community College, as a Board Member of AdvantageWest, a regional economic development partnership for Western North Carolina, as a Board Member of the Pigeon River Fund and as a former Board Member of Western North Carolina Tomorrow.

Richard Tyrone Williams
Vice Chairman
Richard T. (Stick) Williams recently retired as Vice President of Corporate Community Affairs at Duke Energy Corporation and President of the Duke Energy Foundation. Over his 37-year career at Duke Energy Corporation, he held leadership roles which included VP of Environmental, Health & Safety, VP of Enterprise Field Services, VP of Diversity & Talent Management, VP of Diversity, Ethics & Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer, and VP of Business & Community Relations. He is a current board member for Carolinas HealthCare System, Central Piedmont Community College, National Association of Corporate Directors – Carolinas Chapter, Hope Haven, Inc., and Communities in School of NC.